The Wizard of Oz Essay

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  • The Wizard Of Oz

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    Findings Paper Our research topic was on how influential the Wizard of Oz was and how its impact changed the entertainment and dramatic arts industries. We decided to choose a topic that was interesting and something that almost everyone would have some knowledge about. In our project we addressed the characters, music, and the values of the film. The Wizard of Oz is one of the most influential films in history. It was one of the first movies to be filmed in color and whole production cost set

  • wizard of oz

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    is the capacity or power of persons to produce an effect on the actions of others. Victor Flemming, the director of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, depicts a message that revolves around the reversal of power and gender roles. Moreover, Dorothy is a child in her physical presence but lives the role of a hero as she leads the scarecrow, lion, and tin man to the Wizard himself. Through the archetypes such as the hero being a women, Cultural values, and the stages of the journey, Flemming raises the argument

  • Wizard Of Oz Book Review : The Wizard Of Oz

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    Oh, the Wizard of Oz, an amazing tale of scarecrows, flying monkeys, and Tin Man, one of the very first Technicolor films ever! Even though most of the film is in color, we start in a black and white Kansas. Dorthy Gale is a young girl who lives on a small farm with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, and dog Toto. All seems peaceful until Toto bites the mean neighbor, Miss Almira Gulch, who then comes to the farm with permission to put Toto down. She takes him away but he soon makes a narrow escape and returns

  • Wizard Of Oz

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    in-depth into the current social tensions and customs of the modern world. Such a film, was The Wizard Of Oz. Beneath the surface of the film, one may examine many characteristics of real world struggles through creative flair. In films, directors will strive to make characters, storylines, backdrops, lighting and other creative factors up to par with modern day events (Lewis 2007). So too, The Wizard Of Oz offers viewers something rather unique and made the world of Hollywood more esoteric than ever

  • Wizard of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz is a classic American film interpreted from L. Frank Baum’s book published in 1900. We have all seen the film as a child and enjoy it equally as adults. It is a film we watch repeatedly to experience the wonders of our imaginations. There are many key elements that have made this film a notorious childhood memory as well as an American classic that we have treasured for generations. How could we forget the magical characters, the music, and the outstanding

  • Wizard of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz (1939) uses both mise en scène and sound to create an immense sequence of dream imagery, particularly in the second to last scene where Dorothy is at the point of going back to Kansas. This scene is distinctly significant in terms of mise en scène and sound as it concludes the film and highlights the themes that have been revealed throughout, giving a clearer message to the film’s audience. The mise en scène is used to describe what it is the frame and why it is there. The scene

  • Wizard Of OZ

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    called The Wonderful Wizard of OZ written by L. Frank Baum. The story starts and ends in Kansas but the majority of the story takes place in the land of OZ. The time period of the book is irrelevant. Dorothy is a girl who used to live in Kansas and her house got carried away to a mystical land and she needs to get to the wizard to get her back home. Toto is Dorothy’s beloved dog who she takes everywhere. Scarecrow is the first friend she encounters along the way to the wizard. On her way she also

  • Wizard Of Oz Movie Review : The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz There’s no place like home, right? Dorothy assured us of that. Home for Dorothy here becomes a bit of a situation for her; it’s the place she wants to get away from, yet the place she wants to get back to once she’s away from it. Dorothy’s home represents peace, comfort, and safety. Where the people you love want you back. The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American, musical fantasy film. Where you have dancing and singing muchkins, a good and a bad witch, a small dog, and a loving family

  • Wizard Of Oz Movie Review : The Wizard Of Oz

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    Oh the Wizard of Oz, an amazing tale of scarecrows, flying monkeys, and Tin men, one of the very first Technicolor films ever! Even though most of the film is in color, we start in a black and white Kansas. Dorthy Gale is a young girl who lives on a small farm with her Aunt Em, Uncle Henry and dog Toto. All seems peaceful until Toto bites the mean neighbor, Miss Almira Gulch, who then comes to the farm with permission to put Toto down. She takes him away but he soon makes a narrow escape and returns

  • The Wizard Of Oz : Four Themes In The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz acts as a rubber-band on my heart snapping me back to twinkles of emerald green and ruby red. At a young age, this movie had always been my favorite. Dorothy, a farm-girl who escapes her abnormally gray town, Kansas, is guided by the amiable Professor Marvel back home just in time for her to take a tornado ride to a colorful, magical land of buoyant little people. The good witch, Glinda, appears and advises her to make her way to the Emerald City, where the mysterious Wizard of Oz

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